Seeking Applications for Physician in Pediatric Palliative Care (Hospice and Palliative Medicine) - At Instructor, Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level
The Stad Center for Pediatric Pain, Palliative and Medicine at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in Oakland and San Francisco is seeking an attending in pediatric palliative care.
The Center for Pediatric Pain, Palliative and Integrative Medicine at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in Oakland and San Francisco is one of the most comprehensive programs of its kind in the country. We seek a full-time physician to join the expanding interdisciplinary Pain, Palliative & Integrative Medicine program.
This exciting ambitious program provides interdisciplinary care to infants, children, teenagers, and young adults. The palliative care team provides holistic care for pediatric patients with life-limiting diseases on both campuses and adds an extra layer of support to the care of children with serious illness and their families, providing palliative and hospice care in the hospital, outpatient clinic and at home. The interdisciplinary pain program is devoted to prevent and treat acute, procedural, neuropathic, total, visceral, and chronic pain for pediatric patients in close collaboration with all clinicians and subspecialties at the Benioff Children’s Hospitals. Integrative Medicine provides and teaches safe evidence-based integrative therapies (such as massage, acupuncture/acupressure, biofeedback, aromatherapy, self-hypnosis) to provide care that promotes optimal health and supports the highest level of functioning in all individual child's activities.
The Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco was a recipient of the prestigious ChildKind International designation and is credentialed by The Joint Commission for Pediatric Palliative Care. The Center provides comprehensive teaching, including the annual Pediatric Pain Master Class and EPEC-Pediatrics.
The successful applicant would be a full-time physician joining our interdisciplinary team providing care for patients from infancy through adolescence with pain as well as palliative care/hospice needs both inpatient, in the outpatient clinic, and for children with serious illness at home.
Provides clinical care in pediatric palliative care and hospice, both inpatient, in the outpatient clinic, and in collaboration with partners in the community.
Provides on-call coverage on a rotation basis with other clinicians, including our pain service. The physician will work with an interdisciplinary team that covers both the Oakland and San Francisco campuses.
Involved in our PPC education program including teaching pediatric residents, our hospice and palliative medicine Fellowship, and supporting our clinical, translational research program
Experience in treating pediatric patients with advanced serious diseases
We are seeking candidates with excellent clinical skills, strong communication skills, flexibility, and a desire to learn together with the interdisciplinary team.
Has organizational skills needed to effectively operate in the complex environment of a large pediatric medical center on two campuses, a large team, and to effectively manage conflicting agendas.
If interested, the successful applicant may participate in further research, education, quality improvement and/or teaching opportunities: We host the ACGME accredited Pediatric track of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine physician fellowship in collaboration with the UCSF Division of Palliative Medicine (Director: Steve Pantilat, MD).
The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team, including physicians (pediatricians, pediatric anesthesiologists, neurologists and PM&R), advanced practice registered nurses, nurses, psychologist, massage therapists, social worker, MD fellows, chaplain, child life specialist, integrative medicine therapists plus clinical support and administrative staff to assure timely assessment and intervention for all children referred to the program.
Education and Licensure
Board certified pediatrician, med/peds trained, or anesthesiologist (MD or DO).
CA License or eligible for a CA license
Clinical experience in providing pediatric palliative care including treatment of pain care and symptom management in the tertiary and palliative care setting.
Board certification/eligibility in hospice and palliative medicine. Experienced candidates with an excellent skill set of pediatric palliative care and managing children with advanced serious illnesses may also apply.
Interested candidates can apply online at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF03706 (Division of Hospital Medicine - In order to expedite the process, we are utilizing a general hospital medicine search, but the search will be conducted by our palliative care search committee) with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of contributions to diversity, statement of teaching, and contact information for three references. Applicant’s materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission.
For further questions contact the medical director of the center of pain, palliative and integrative medicine Stefan Friedrichsdorf at Stefan.email@example.com and Karen Sun Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine; Medical Director, Integrated Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care (IP3) Karen.Sun@ucsf.edu
UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in Oakland and San Francisco
Children's Hospital Oakland is a leading pediatric medical center and Level-1 Trauma Center for specialized children's health care. For nearly 100 years, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland has been delivering exceptional medical care to children from all regions of California. As an affiliated UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, we rank among the top ten largest children’s health care providers in the country with over 30 sub-specialties. Our trauma center in Oakland is an ACS verified Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center (one of only five in California) and is dedicated exclusively to caring for children.
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco is home to advanced technology and world-class physicians, with more than 150 experts and 50 different specialties. San Francisco’s only children’s hospital is a state-of-the-art 183-bed facility that is ranked one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Together with Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, our expertise covers virtually all pediatric conditions, including cancer, heart disease, neurologic disorders, pulmonology, diabetes, endocrinology, and care of critically ill newborns. As a quaternary regional referral center, we are unique among children’s hospitals in the state of California in that we have the largest catchment area caring for children from the Oregon border to San Luis Obispo.
The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is one of the top biomedical research institutions in the nation and is ranked 1st among public universities in NIH funding in 2018. The Department of Pediatrics trains 84 pediatric residents, 83 fellows, and 31 post-docs. The Department’s clinical enterprise is based at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, Mount Zion, Zuckerberg San Francisco General, and at a number of outreach clinics throughout Northern California, providing the Department with an unsurpassed opportunity to meet the needs of infants, children, and young adults throughout the Bay Area. In 2022, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals ranked in all 10 children’s specialties in U.S. News and World Report. Nestled in a dynamic and unique geography distinguished by unprecedented innovations in technology, UCSF and the Department of Pediatrics are able to bring research and industry together to advance health.
SAFE THE DATE
24th "Become an EPEC-Pediatrics-Trainer” Conference plus 2nd Pediatric Palliative Care Symposium plus Professional Development Workshop. Live conference & Virtual Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care [EPEC].UCSF Stad Center for Pediatric Pain, Palliative and Integrative Medicine.Grand Hyatt San Francisco,July 13-16, 2022 Registration Link
13th Annual Pediatric Pain Master Class (Live conference & Virtual). UCSF Stad Center for Pediatric Pain, Palliative and Integrative Medicine. Grand Hyatt San Francisco, Dec 3-9, 2022. Contact: Pediatric.PMC@ucsf.edu
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals are consistently ranked among the nation's best children's hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. We have two main campuses serving children and their families, one in Oakland and one in San Francisco, as well as satellite locations throughout Northern California.
Whether we're treating a rare condition or providing routine care, our love of helping kids never wavers. With hundreds of doctors from more than 50 medical specialties, our staff delivers expertise that covers virtually all pediatric conditions, including cancer, heart disease, neurological disorders and traumatic injuries, as well as expertise in organ transplants and the care of critically ill newborns. We're one of only a few hospitals in the nation equipped to treat rare and serious illnesses in children.
In 2014, UCSF affiliated with Children's Hospital Oakland, bringing together two respected health care organizations with a common mission and more than a century of excellence in pediatric care. UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco and Children's Hospital Oakland have together created Northern California's largest network of pediatric providers and are the only hosp...itals in San Francisco and the East Bay dedicated solely to children. Each year, tens of thousands of infants, children, teens and young adults come to UCSF from all over the U.S. and the world for treatment.
Specific to our center:
The Benioff Children’s Hospital was a recent recipient of the prestigious ChildKind International designation and is credentialed by The Joint Commission for Pediatric Palliative Care. The Center provides comprehensive teaching, including the annual Pediatric Pain Master Class and EPEC-Pediatrics.
The new Center of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine is growing providing comprehensive care on both campuses in Oakland and San Francisco. This is an exciting and ambitious program, which aims to provides holistic, interdisciplinary care for infants, children and teens with acute, procedural, neuropathic, and chronic/complex pain. In addition, we care for children with serious illness and provide palliative and hospice care in the hospital, outpatient clinic and at home. Integrative Medicine provides mind-body interventions such as hypnosis, biofeedback, acupuncture, massage, aromatherapy and much more.